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Pierre Tremblay - Monument dedicated to Pierre Tremblay and Ozanne Achon, ancestors of the Tremblays of America locate
Pierre Tremblay

Monument dedicated to Pierre Tremblay and Ozanne Achon, ancestors of the Tremblays of America located in L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, QC, Canada

Pierre Tremblay -
Pierre Tremblay

Laforest, Thomas J., Our French Canadian Ancestors, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupre, 1984 

Pierre Tremblay - The Tremblay name originates in France in the Normandy region. The earliest known Tremblay is Bernar
Pierre Tremblay

The Tremblay name originates in France in the Normandy region. The earliest known Tremblay is Bernard de Tremblay who died in 1155. Next we find records in 1167 of a Guillaume de Tremblay who made a gift of a vast domain of land to the Trappist monastery. Then we skip to Gervais du Tremblay, a blacksmith, who built a forge on lands adjoining the Trappist monastery in Tourouvre, Perche, France. His descendants continued in this occupation in some line for several generations. One Tremblay of distinction is Father Joseph Tremblay, a man of great influence in the Richelieu administration in the early 1600's.. He was known as the confidant and lifelong associate of one of France's greatest statesman (Quarterly Review, April 1896).
The forefather of Tremblay's in the New World was Pierre Tremblay. He was born at Saint-Malo de Randonnai about 1626.
He came to Canada in August 1647. We are the largest family in North America that can trace their ancestry to one man.

Pierre Tremblay - Statue dedicated to founders of Baie St Paul, Quebec

Pierre Tremblay, one of original founders
Pierre Tremblay

Statue dedicated to founders of Baie St Paul, Quebec

Pierre Tremblay, one of original founders

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immigrant France  Pierre  Tremblay

  (b. 1626Randonnai, Perche, Normandie, France   d. abt. 14 April 1687L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada )  

Pierre Tremblay was born 1626 in Randonnai, Perche, Normandie, France. Pierre Tremblay was the child of Philbert (Gilbert) Tremblay and Jeanne (Jehanne) Coignet (Cognet) and the grandchild of: (paternal)  (Louis) Loys Tremblay dit Gallien and Nicole Pineau

Pierre was an immigrant to Canada, arriving by 1655.

He married  Ozanne Achon 2 October 1657 in Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City) .  The couple had (at least) 12 children. Ozanne Achon  was born 18 July 1633 in La Rochelle, Charente-Maritime, Poitou-Charentes, France .  She died 24 December 1707 in L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada .  She was the daughter of Jean-Isaac Achon and Hélène Regourde dite Regnaud.

Pierre Tremblay died abt. 14 April 1687 in L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada.

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Occupation: farmer, laborer

Quebec, Genealogical Dictionary of Canadian Families (Tanguay Collection), 1608-1890 (in French)
Quebec, Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection), 1621-1967
U.S. and Canada, Passenger and Immigration Lists Index, 1500s-1900s

Marriage / Partner(s) and Child(ren)

Pierre Tremblay married immigrant Fille a Marier France Ozanne Achon-- Date: 2 October 1657 Place: Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City) Quebec Vital and Church Records (Drouin Collection) [database on-line]. Original data: Gabriel Drouin, comp. Drouin Collection. Montreal, Quebec, Canada: Institut Généalogique Drouin. 

Ozanne Achon was the daughter of Jean-Isaac Achon and Hélène Regourde dite Regnaud

Notre-Dame-de-Quebec, Quebec, Canada

September 19, 1657 - Contract of marriage. Pierre has endowed his future wife the sum of one hundred livres, besides the customary dowry.
Updated: 11/27/2013 8:38:02 AM

Canada/New France Marie-Madeleine Tremblay (b.9 July 1658, Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City)  d. 10 April 1736, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Anonyme Tremblay (b.17 August 1659, Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City)  d. 25 August 1659, Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City))

Canada/New France Pierre Tremblay (b.10 August 1660, Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City)  d. 10 November 1736, Les Éboulements, Québec, Canada (Les Eboulemens))

Canada/New France Michel Tremblay (b.10 September 1662, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada  d. 17 October 1727, Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City))

Canada/New France Jacques Tremblay (b.19 June 1664, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (Chateau Richer)  d. 29 March 1741, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Marguerite Tremblay (b.2 October 1665, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (Chateau Richer)  d. 30 August 1694, Charlesbourg, Québec, Québec, Canada (Bourg Royal)*)

Canada/New France Louis Tremblay (b.29 September 1667, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (Chateau Richer)  d. aft. 1747, Baie-Saint-Paul, Charlevoix, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Louise Tremblay (b.20 October 1669, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (Chateau Richer)  d. , )

Canada/New France Marie-Jeanne Tremblay (b.1671, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (Chateau Richer)  d. 23 June 1711, Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City))

Canada/New France Marie-Anne Tremblay (b.19 March 1673, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada  d. 15 December 1713, Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City))

Canada/New France Jean Tremblay (b.20 April 1675, Château-Richer, Québec, Canada (Chateau Richer)  d. 30 July 1684, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Québec, Canada)

Canada/New France Marie-Dorothee Tremblay (b.27 April 1677, L'Ange-Gardien, Montmorency, Québec, Canada  d. 28 June 1711, Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City))

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Pierre Tremblay - Ancestor of All Tremblays of America

Pierre Tremblay - Ancestor of All Tremblays of America

All members of the numerous Tremblay families of North America are descendants of Pierre Tremblay, born in 1626 in Randonnai, a small village of Perche, a former province of north...Read MORE...

1630 - France
The parish registers (Randonnai) begin in 1630. The birth of Pierre Tremblay could not be found.
Added: 11/27/2013 8:33:48 AM - Beckie  Updated: 11/27/2013 8:34:17 AM - Beckie

France1635 - France enters Thirty Years War as an active combatant. Franco-Spanish War begins.

France1638 - King Louis XIV born in France
History of France : Highlights from Louis XIV to Napoleon

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France1643 - King Louis XIII dies, Louis XIV assumes French throne

Pierre arrived in Quebec August 6, 1647. he worked on the docks and in the store of Mr. Noel Juchereau des Chatelets. After a few years, he worked on farms near St. Anne de Beaupre. He married Ozanne Achon on Oct. 2, 1657 in Quebec. On April 4, 1659, he was given a farm on the St. Lawrence River nea...Read MORE...

September 19, 1652
Pierre Tremblay, residing in New France, promises to pay his mother, Jeanne Coignet, 40 livres he borrowed to meet his family's needs.
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1657 Marriage / Partner
Pierre Tremblay and Ozanne Achon 2 October 1657, Québec (Quebec), Québec, Canada (Quebec City)

Canada1659 - François de Laval arrives in Québec as vicar general of the pope (June). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1660 - Adam Dollard des Ormeaux and about sixty others withstand an attack by over 500 Iroquois at Long Sault (May). It is traditionally said that the small party fights so well that the Iroquois decide not to attack Montréal. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1663 - Québec becomes a royal province. The first Filles du roi (Kings Daughters) arrive in New France during the summer
In 1663, the King Louis XIV took over direct control of the government of New France, making it a Crown colony with Québec becoming a Royal Province. Royal governors and other officials replaced priva...Read MORE...

Histoire de la paroisse de l'Ange-Gardien
"L'an 1664, le dix-huitième jour d'octobre, à l'issue de la messe célébrée dans la maison de Jean Trudelle, en conséquence de la convo cation par deux fois réitérée par M. des Maize- rets y faisant pour lors les fonctions curiales, par l'ordre de Monseigneur l'illustrissime révé- rendissime Evêque d...Read MORE...

Canada1666 - The Carignan-Salières regiment destroys five Mohawk villages, eventually leading to peace between the Iroquois and the French. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1666 Habittans de Beaupré
pierre Tremblé - 40 habittant

Anne Achon - 33 sa femme

Marie Tremblé - 7 fille

pierre Tremblé - 5 fils

Michel Tremblé - 3 fils

Jacques Tremblé - 20 mois Fils

Et Marguerite Tremblé - 4 mois fille
The first census of New France (1666)
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Canada1667 - The result of Canada's first census is 3215 non-native inhabitants. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Census of 1667 by Marcel Gelinas
The ancestor of the most prolific of French Canadian families is listed here as a resident of Cote de Beaupre. He is Pierre Tremblay, age 40 and his wife Anne Ozanne Achon is 35. With them are five young children but more will follow.

Pierre Tremblay has more descendents in North America than any...Read MORE...

Canada1667 - Filles Du Roi Arrive
October 27: One hundred and nine (109) young ladies (Filles du Roi) arrived in Quebec from Dieppe and La Rochelle; 84 from Dieppe, 25 from La Rochelle. Only 15-20 were from good families, several a...Read MORE...

Canada1668 - The Carignan-Salières regiment is recalled to France, but several hundred choose to remain behind, many in return for local seigneuries. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1670 - The Hudson's Bay Company is founded by royal charter and, underwritten by a group of English merchants, is granted trade rights over Rupert's Land -- i.e., all territory draining into Hudson Bay (May 2). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1672 - Comte de Frontenac becomes governor general of New France, later quarrelling frequently with the intendant and the bishop. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1673 - Frontenac sends Marquette and Jolliet to explore the Missippi. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

Canada1673 - Final Group of Filles du Roi Arrive
September: The last shipment of Filles du Roi arrived Quebec from France, and the program ended. The population of New France had risen to 6,700 people, an increase of 168% in the eleven years since...Read MORE...

Canada1674 - Laval becomes the first bishop of Québec. about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

1681 Canadian Census Seigneurie de Beaupre
Pierre Tramblay, 60
Anne Achon (Ozanne), sa femme, 40
Pierre, 20
Michel, 18
Jacques, 16
Denis, 17
Marguerite, 15
Louise, 10
Jeanne, 9
Jean, 7
Marie, 5
Dorothee, 3
Martin, domestique, 53

Source: Histoire des Canadiens-Francais 1608-1880 by Benjamin Sulte, Montreal, 1882Read MORE...

Canada1686 - De Troyes and D'Iberville capture three English posts on James Bay (June-July). about/ links/ resources/ canadian-history/ prehistory-to-1800.html -

December 5, 1689, at the marriage of his daughter Louise, Ozanne Achon is called widow of the late Pierre Tremblay . It appears last on the marriage of his daughter Margaret, April 24, 1687. The autumn of 1688 was that of one great epidemic which caused almost 1,400 victims. His wife is also mention...Read MORE...

A Prolific Canadian Family Creates Identification Problems by Harman W. Nichols
ARVIDA, QUE. MAY 6 (UP) - This section of Quebec is home of the fabulous Tremblay tribe.

There are more Tremblays hereabouts than there are Roosevelts in N.Y., Smith in Illinois, or fish in a well-stocked pond.

The Tremblay clan can trace it's family tree to the gentleman named Pierre Tremblay...Read MORE...

Canada, Find A Grave Index, 1600s-Current
Find A Grave Memorial# 65121612

Added: 12/16/1999 12:00:00 AM

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